Reviewer: Scott Rolfe Source:
Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Kevin James & Rock Reuben
In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, Kevin James stars as a high school biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school’s music program. Director Frank Coraci, who recently directed James in Zookeeper, which Columbia and MGM are co-financing and will be released this summer, re-teams with the star. Here Comes the Boom is produced by Todd Garner and Kevin James. Executive producers are Jeff Sussman, Marty Ewing and Sean Robbins. The screenplay is written by Allan Loeb & Kevin James.
Here Comes the Boom is a little slow in building but quickens the pace by mid-film. The story centers around the idea that we can all do our part to help others succeed in their goals. While the film is filled with fighting scenes, the moral of the story is to persevere and not give up. Lofty messages are present in the pic such as working together for a common cause and there are even a few inspirational scenes like men praying together before a fight and before a meal.
There is a great deal of violence in the film but you would expect that in a movie where the main plot surrounds cage fighting. Little blood is seen however which shows that the filmmakers did use discretion while editing the movie. We are pleased to award this uplifting movie our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages 12 and over.
Content Description: Sex: Woman kisses man on cheek; man/woman kiss through cage fence. Language: OG/OMG-2; Freakin-3; Slang for male genitalia-2; H-2; A-2 Violence: Many scenes of men cage fighting and/or practicing with some blood; man throws up on another and the scene is repeated a few times. Drugs: Wine and beer consumed. Nudity: We see a butt crack on a man doing yoga; men shirtless and many sporting tattoos several times; cleavage; a picture is seen of a man who is obviously naked but his privates are covered by a musical instrument. Other: None